A recently published poll shows that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is highly unpopular among registered voters. Weeks ago the billionaire joined to compete in the Democratic primary for the 2020 U.S. election.
A Monmouth University poll released Tuesday, Dec. 10, found that Bloomberg’s negative image doubles the positive one: 54 percent vsersus 26 percent.
The unfavorable image of the 77-year-old businessman was reflected in the low voting intention (5%) that he has within the Democratic electorate, occupying the fifth place.
In the Democratic Party, the poll was led by former Vice President Joe Biden (26%), followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (21%). The podium was completed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (17%).
Further behind was the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg (8%) and the sixth position went to Senator Amy Klobuchar (4%).
In the last positions appeared technology entrepreneur Andrew Yang (3%) and Sen. Corey Booker (2%).
Bloomberg recently sparked controversy by announcing that the news portal Bloomberg News, which he owns, will not investigate him or his Democratic Party competitors. But he said he will investigate President Donald Trump.
The work of Monmouth University took place between Dec. 4 and Dec. 8, with 903 adults surveyed: 838 were registered voters, of whom 384 were independent liberals or Democrats. The survey has a margin of error of 3.4%.
Within this framework, 43% of registered voters feel that Trump should be re-elected.
It should be noted that in August, when the impeachment of President Trump began, the percentage was lower (39%).
The University of Monmouth report points out that although the changes so far are not statistically significant, “The president’s personal rating has grown slightly more positive since news of the Ukraine call first broke.”
Indeed, in what can be considered a real ‘boomerang effect’ against the Democratic opposition, President Donald Trump’s approval has been rising in recent days.
Earlier last week, when Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff filed a report to indict President Trump again, Trump’s approval rating was 46%.